Introduction to North Riverside, Illinois
North Riverside History
North Riverside is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The county was formed from Putnam County and was named in honor of Daniel Cook. The history of the village dates back to the Civil War. North Riverside was incorporated in 1923, and the first residents were onion farmers and members of the Riverside Holiness Association. The area was largely comprised of forested land by the banks of the Des Plaines River. Post World War II there was a boom in residential construction in North Riverside. Jobs in the manufacturing industry were available and by 1970 the population of North Riverside peaked.
North Riverside and Nearby Attractions
- Kohl Children's Museum
- Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
- Merrick Rose Garden
- Frances Willard House
- Veteran's Park
- Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
- Lincoln Park Zoo
Things To Do In North Riverside
North Riverside offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. There are numerous museums nearby including DuPage Children's Museum, Park Ridge Historical Museum, and Graue Mill and Museum. The area has many parks such as Lincoln Park, Deep River County Park, Cantigny Park, and Channahon State Park. Riverside Golf Club offers opportunities to play golf. Other attractions nearby include Morton Arboretum, Shedd Aquarium, Cosley Zoo, and the Leaning Tower of Niles.
North Riverside Transportation
Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.
North Riverside Higher Education
The colleges closest to North Riverside include Midwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, Triton College, Elmhurst College, and Morton College.